Leading players address discrimination in new ‘Football People’ video

26 Sep 2014 / News

A video featuring leading players and a prominent Fare member group has been launched as part of the Football People campaign.

The five minute long clip addresses discrimination on the grounds of homophobia, sexism and racism through the personal experiences of three footballers and an anti-discrimination group. Arsenal Ladies FC and England international Casey Stoney, former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger, and Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure give testimonies and talk about the way forward to bring about a change.

The Football People video also explores issues around the marginalisation of ethnic minorities in Europe and football's potential to help overcome social exclusion through the Bucharest-based Policy Center for Roma and Minorities, which works to improve the lives of the Roma communities.

"We are Football People"

Football associations, professional leagues and clubs, and fellow footballers will be joining Stoney, Hitzlsperger and Toure by lending their support to the largest series of sports anti-discrimination activities in Europe, declaring themselves to be Football People.